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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040608
Version
3
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element
Approval Status
Current
12-Jul-2012  
Superseded
29-Jun-2015  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-2012
Effective To
30-Jun-2015
Definition
The ward of clinical specialisation, as represented by a code.
Context
-
Short Name
Standard ward code
Name in Other Contexts
-
Representational Attributes
Datatype
Character
Representation Class
Code
Format
A(3)X
Minimum Character Length
4
Maximum Character Length
4
Permissible Values
CodeDescription
CCU4Coronary Care Unit Level 4
CCU5Coronary Care Unit Level 5
CCU6Coronary Care Unit Level 6
CHEMChemotherapy
CIC6Children's Intensive Care Service Level 6
DIALRenal Dialysis
EMEREmergency
HOMEHospital in the home
ICU4Intensive Care Unit Level 4
ICU5Intensive Care Unit Level 5
ICU6Intensive Care Unit Level 6
MATYMaternity
MENASpecialised Mental Health Acute Psychiatric
MENNSpecialised Mental Health Non-Acute Psychiatric
MIXCMixed Ward - Critical Care
MIXGMixed Ward - Non-Critical Care
NSV4Neonatal Service Level 4
NSV5Neonatal Service Level 5
NSV6Neonatal Service Level 6
OBSVObservation
PAEDPaediatric
SNAPSub and Non-Acute Patient
STKUStroke Unit
Supplementary Values
-
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
HOME Hospital in the home
Credentialed services funded and/or provided to admitted patients in their home environment, including residential aged care service facility.

MIXC Mixed Ward - Critical Care 
Hospitals that have wards with mixed critical care specialisation/s should use a standard ward code of MIXC. Example: ICU/CCU ward. 

MIXG Mixed Wards - Non-Critical Care 
Hospitals that have wards with mixed specialisation/s of a non-critical care nature should use a standard ward code of MIXG. 
Examples: maternity/gynaecology ward, chemotherapy/surgical ward, medical/general acute.

STKU Stroke Unit
A designated stroke unit which has been assessed and approved by the Stroke Clinical Network.
Verification Rules
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Collection Methods
Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS) only:
General Wards that do not have any specialisation use a 'NORM' standard ward code.

Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
'NORM' standard ward code is supplied as a null value.
Comment
The purpose of this data element is to inform patient safety initiatives and resource allocation.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Clinical ward specialty-standard ward code QH 040608 Version 4
Is mappable from Admission ward code QH 040169 Version 1
Supersedes Standard ward code QH 040608 Version 2
Implementation in Metadata Sets

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201230-Jun-2015
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Department of Health
Source Document
Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) for Public and Licensed Private Health Facilities